Greetings all - I have a general question about hoarders and the safety of their houses. A friend of mine is married to a hoarder - his thing is books and paper mainly. They have two kids and live in a circa 1920’s two story home.
My question is - he has his bedroom (used to be theirs but she moved to a downstairs room due to hoarding) full - and I mean full - of papers and books. The room is on the second floor above the kitchen. He even has piles on the side of the bed where my friend used to sleep.
Is this safe? Besides being what I can imagine is a distinct fire hazard - can the typical house withstand that much weight without having the floor collapse? He keeps most of his hoarding to his bedroom and the adjacent “extra” room - but it is slowly piling up around other places.
I want to tell my friend to get the hell out (and take the kids) - but maybe I’m worried over nothing?